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by Rob Weaver
November 30th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)

Won’t ship to Georgia either otherwise would be all over these. Such a great, epic even Cali Cab.

If any kind soul would be willing to help get 6 of these to Georgia, will send a nice bottle as a thank you.
by Rob Weaver
October 28th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting a cork tested
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Getting a cork tested

Is there a lab or similar that a consumer can send a cork to in order to have it evaluated for TCA?

This is to settle a stupid bet.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 27th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux

Got what I need, thanks all.
by Rob Weaver
October 20th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 563

WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)

Looking for a bottle of nicely aged and stored Bordeaux.

Some suggestions below, also open to others. Will need to take possession this week, can send overnight label.

1996 Leoville las Cases
1989 Pichon Lalande
1989 Lynch Bages
by Rob Weaver
October 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: WTB:Cuban Cigars

Use cigarsofhabanos.com. I have used them for many years. Free shipping great selection and price. Your welcome.... Thank you. Now I need some recommendations. There are way too many choices and I don't know anything about cigars. I want to be generous. I have no idea what style he prefers.
by Rob Weaver
October 7th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 693

WTB:Cuban Cigars

A friend has requested this as a gift. I'm not going overseas anytime soon, at least not that I know about right now.

Don't really care what kind, looking for 6 of them.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 3rd, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 684
Views: 34839

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

From Flickinger: You are receiving this email because you have prearrival wines purchased from Flickinger Wines. As you have probably read, the US yesterday proposed a set of tariffs in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the European Union had damaged the US through illegal...
by Rob Weaver
September 25th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3213

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

For reference, the golden circle prices are:

Estate Cuvee 115
Grand Vin $300
Roberta's $285
by Rob Weaver
September 24th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3213

Re: Is Anyog/Following Kapcsandy?

2016 was my last vintage. Cellartracker tells me that I have 5 cases or so. I first tasted here back around 2007/8 and it was a great experience. I tasted with Lou's son and he kept going to their personal cellar and bringing out bottles from all over the world. They didn't have much of their own wi...
by Rob Weaver
September 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3552
Views: 338709

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

KevinK wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Whoa the mystery series just escalated quickly... Intel on the cult cab?
Bryant?
Harlan?
by Rob Weaver
August 28th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3800

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

I recall tasting on his patio years ago when he was just making Fairchild wines and sane. His descent into madness reminds me of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
by Rob Weaver
August 20th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade

Delta preferred, but open to any
by Rob Weaver
August 20th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 586

WTB:Systemwide Upgrade

I have seen these offered before, but I'm not an expert in when they can be used and when they can't. I need to go to Frankfurt, Germany from Atlanta, Ga., leaving on 9/2 and returning on 9/6. I will need to purchase that ticket and would like to upgrade to Business Class if possible using the afore...
by Rob Weaver
August 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Whistle Pig 18 Rye

Got an offer for this today at $399. I think this is the oldest bottling of 100% rye they have released. I have only, ever had a small taste of the Boss Hog, which I liked quite a bit. Based on that tasting, I am thinking I would enjoy this, but $399?? Am I just out of touch with this high flying wh...
by Rob Weaver
August 5th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 12930

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Garagiste "mystery wine"?
by Rob Weaver
July 26th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Need a fine wine for this weekend, pickup in Atlanta only
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Need a fine wine for this weekend, pickup in Atlanta only

I find myself in need of a high(er) end wine for a tasting this coming Sunday. Specifically looking for an appropriately aged (and stored) Red Burgundy, Barolo/Barbaresco, Northern Rhone or Bordeaux. Open to offers in the $200-$40 range. Happy to trade as well, have some nice stuff. PM me what you g...
by Rob Weaver
July 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1719

Anyone up for 200% new oak

Is this for real? Probably makes sense to join the club and get the 1k discount. Wonder what kind of discount is available if you bypass personal delivery by Todd Anderson.

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by Rob Weaver
July 6th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Hexe
Replies: 21
Views: 3242

Re: Saxum Hexe

paso prices are soon to be going up over that $100 number. l'aventure, law, booker ones, and juan mercado's new project (he paid a record for paso land purchase, allegedly) prices are some examples. i see no issue with this. quality is going up, and compared to napa and bordeaux, there is still val...
by Rob Weaver
June 27th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1264

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Bevan
by Rob Weaver
June 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer

Completely agree, seamless transaction!
by Rob Weaver
May 14th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Have the NY auctions decreased in price by 10% to reflect sales tax? The NY tax is not 10% Makes finding the wines with a sufficient risk premium discount to retail more challenging. Maybe I have just been lucky, but the above statement doesn't reflect my experience. I prefer to buy older vintages ...
by Rob Weaver
May 13th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Or am I becoming senile (or both)? I can’t speak to sparse, but if my “winning” bids at the most recent Zachys’s auction are any indication, I would say there are no deals out there. After premium and tax: 2010 Leoville Poyferre $140 2010 Bouchard “Baby Jesus” $110 1989 Pichon Lalande $210 2012 Tog...
by Rob Weaver
May 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Greer, multiple vintages (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Greer, multiple vintages (SOLD)

These are sold.

All direct from winery and properly stored since.

2 x 2010
2 x 2013
1 x 2012

$225 each or $1000 for all.

Shipping season is basically over in the southeast. I'm happy to hold or ship overnight ($5/bottle) and of course local pickup works.

Normal conditions apply.
by Rob Weaver
May 1st, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 32
Views: 1406

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

These look lovely. Do they work as well as a 2 stage opener?
by Rob Weaver
April 14th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

Bud Carey wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 10:37 am
My sentiments exactly!
I know he didn’t word the post this way, but it feels like he was trying to say that he enjoyed those wines And that perhaps his indifference to Chardonnay was simply based on the previous cheap ones.
by Rob Weaver
April 10th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options

I store my wine here, super facility. I used to use Buckhead, but found the Maple Dr location quite inconvenient.


https://www.extraspace.com/Storage/Faci ... lity7.aspx
by Rob Weaver
March 28th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3829

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Any tips on how to open the wood cases? I removed from the box and figured there were screws, but see the tops are nailed in. I slipped a flathead in the crease to pry open, but the wood is so soft that it's making a major indention. Surely there has to be a better way. Perhaps try to get a grip on...
by Rob Weaver
March 25th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie

This is really a special bottle of Brunello, one I don't mind paying a premium for. I notice that Saratoga has magnums for $340.
by Rob Weaver
March 20th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 9307

Re: $3000 bottle

I have enjoyed Fairchild's Sigaro cab and tasting wine on his patio with my wife, but this is just plain nuts. A mag, I guess its a mag, of California Cab for 3k?? I just can't imagine someone paying that, regardless of how pretentious they may be. Isn't that more than Screaming Eagle (off the list)...
by Rob Weaver
March 17th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Stella di Compalto BdM Riserva
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: TN: 2011 Stella di Compalto BdM Riserva

These are stella-r wines. I just wish they were more available. The 2010 bottling of this remains the best brunello I have yet had. I have 3 magnums left and they are going to be killer 5-10 years from now.
by Rob Weaver
February 14th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Pommard
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Burgundy: Pommard

Had this recently and it was singing:

2012 Rossignol Epenots

Have also enjoyed Joseph Voillot, who makes 5 or 6 wines from the region.
by Rob Weaver
February 9th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Picnic Supplies
Replies: 34
Views: 1496

Re: Napa Picnic Supplies

Dean and Deluca in St. Helena has all the picnic supplies one could hope for, will cost you though.
by Rob Weaver
February 5th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7198

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

They really have quite the premium on mags. Its hard for me to pull the trigger on those even though they are my only vector to get more of the Dr. Crane and BTK.
by Rob Weaver
February 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 73
Views: 6930

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

I had a lovely 2013 Hobbs Las Piedras recently. I think it was slightly north of $200. I buy Spottswoode, Continuum, Insignia, Realm, Maybach, Kapcsandy, Macdonald, VHR and Blankiet. Outside of Spottswoode and Insignia which have excellent track records, the others are more of an unknown after 12 ye...
by Rob Weaver
February 4th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 73
Views: 6930

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 9:37 pm
Hi. Sorry. Not much to offer than please ignore the advice to buy del dotto.
Good advice!
by Rob Weaver
January 22nd, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB:Super Bowl Wine
Replies: 0
Views: 330

LTB:Super Bowl Wine

My wine group conducts a friendly contest prior to watching the Super Bowl. It's double blind, each person chooses their top 3 wines (not technically knowing which is their own). The wine should be on the high end and ready to drink. Historically Left Bank Bordeaux has dominated this event and frank...
by Rob Weaver
January 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Starting New
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Starting New

I would be careful with Cali Pinot. When your palate changes and it will these overripe, high alcohol Pinots will likely fall out of favor quickly, especially Sea Smoke, Kosta Brown and Aubert. When I first started collecting I loved those wines in stocked quite a bit. I hate them with a passion now...
by Rob Weaver
January 12th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3458

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

Hard to get much worse than Myriad.
Hate the Rhys labels, but more because it’s difficult to read the designation.
by Rob Weaver
January 10th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2600

Re: Paulee 2019

How does the gala dinner work? Do they serve wines with dinner or do you bring your own? How does the whole sharing thing play out?
by Rob Weaver
January 5th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Ilans
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: A few Ilans

Why even post about these wines given the justifiable heartburn it gives some in this community? It’s like crowing that you got all of your PC futures. Seems unnecessary.
by Rob Weaver
January 4th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Barroche Pure
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: 2016 Barroche Pure

Sold.
by Rob Weaver
January 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Barroche Pure
Replies: 2
Views: 258

2016 Barroche Pure

4 x $100 per bottle.

Normal conditions apply
by Rob Weaver
December 31st, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1951

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Some or all of these depending on company

2013 Hebrart Special Club
2006 Ruinart
1996 Leoville Barton
1996 Grand Puy Lacoste
by Rob Weaver
November 26th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee

These wines didn't wow me in the past. 2014 and 2015 are super wines. They have gotten my attention, for sure! Thanks for the note, and reminder to keep seeking for these wines. I have really enjoyed the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 versions of these. The 2010 is more advanced than I thought it would ...
by Rob Weaver
November 17th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Bard
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: 2016 The Bard

The handful of notes on CT describe 2016 as a “medium bodied” wine that on Realm’s website is “considered the quintessential wine of Realm: a dense, weighty and concentrated wine year in and year out”. It is not nearly as concentrated as I have come to expect from Realm, which to me is a really goo...
by Rob Weaver
November 15th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2813

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

Flickingers
Benchmark
B21
by Rob Weaver
November 6th, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I sold six cases of wine. Gross amount was $4,500. They paid half the shipping. I provided boxes. I shipped straight from Wine Bank to them. Seemless and a good transaction. As with almost any arms length sale, I felt decent value and I imagine they did too. I’d do business with them again. Now, th...
by Rob Weaver
November 5th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: America's Best Merlot
Replies: 123
Views: 6283

Re: America's Best Merlot

Some really good recommendations here. Surprisingly, not because I know it to be good, but rather the winery is so well regarded and they seem to be killing it with everything, I haven't seen Realm Tempest.
by Rob Weaver
November 5th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I am just curious, did you do this before or after the "selling list" feature existed? And if after, is there a reason why you didn't use the integrated feature? I'm not sure actually. I did this about 2 weeks ago and if the feature existed then, I didn't know about it otherwise would have definite...

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